Business Solutions for Winter 2021

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, “Well done is better than well said.” His words remind us of the power of taking action with an intensity of effort, rather than merely talking about a goal. We don’t have to look far to find examples of “well done” in our local communities. They’re everywhere—from innovative businesses to tireless nonprofits to resourceful families. We celebrate excellent work in this issue of Business Solutions, beginning with the reminder that Small Businesses Have Big Impact, found on page 3. Where would we be without the many contributions made by small businesses in our communities? Pages 4 and 5 feature a Business Spotlight on the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern and Southwest Missouri and Southern Illinois. It sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior, helping to create a marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other. BBB Accreditation is a way for businesses to demonstrate a record of “well done” in terms of customer satisfaction activities, and if you haven’t yet applied for this distinction, we encourage you to do so. Madison Communications Wins BBB TORCH Award is an article we’re honored to have on page 6. Our team consistently does excellent work, even under the challenging requirements of a pandemic, and being chosen for this award in 2020 is a reflection of our commitment. Speaking of teams, you’ll find inspiration from Strong Teams Make Strong Businesses on page 7. “Well done” is far easier to achieve when working together cohesively and with unity of purpose. As always, please contact us whenever you need information or advice about communi- cations services. Sincerely, The Madison Team 2 W I N T E R 2 0 2 1 Madison Communications Main Office: Madison Communications 21668 Double Arch Road Staunton, IL 62088 Monday – Saturday 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. Payment Drop-Off Centers: 118 E State, Hamel, IL 594 Livingston Av, Livingston, IL 315 W Main, Staunton, IL 21668 Double Arch Rd, Staunton, IL Mailing Address: Madison Communications PO Box 29 Staunton, IL 62088 Customer Service: Phone: 800-422-4848 Email: Fax: 618-635-7213 Publication Contacts: Lexy Hagler, Marketing Coordinator President: Robert W. Schwartz Business Solutions is a publication of Madison Communications 21668 Double Arch Road Staunton, IL 62088 Editorial and Circulation Contact: Lexy Hagler PO Box 29 Staunton, IL 62088 Extra issues are available to business customer employees on a limited basis while supplies last. Contact: Lexy Hagler, PO Box 29, Staunton, IL 62088, 618-635-5000 All brand names and product names used in this publication are trade names, service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright© 2021 by Madison Communications and Cornerstone Publishing Group, Inc. BUSINESS solutions